*THE BOOK OF THE PROPHET
Ezekiel 27 ©
A prophetical lamentation for Tyrus, with a description of her glory, pleasure and the accommodation that many nations had by all manner of commerce and trade from her, vs. 1, 2, etc. And on the contrary, of her terrible fall, as also the loss, astonishment, mourning and hissing, that shall be made thereat by the nations and their kings, 26, etc.
THE word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,
Now, thou son of man, take up a lamentation for Tyrus;
And say unto Tyrus, O thou that art situate at 1the entry of the sea, which art a 2merchant of the people for many 3isles, Thus saith the Lord GOD; O Tyrus, thou hast said, I am of perfecta beauty.
Thy borders are in the 4midst of the seas, thy builders have perfected thy beauty.
They have made all thy ship 5boards of fir trees of 6Senir: they have 7taken 8cedars from Lebanon to make 9masts for thee.
Of the oaksb of Bashan have they made thine oars; the company of the Ashurites have made 10thy 11benches of 12ivory, brought out of the isles of 13Chittim.
14Fine linen with 15broidered work from Egypt was that which thou spreadest forth to be thy 16sail; 17blue and purple from the isles of 18Elishah was that which covered thee.
The inhabitants of 19Zidon and 20Arvad were thy mariners: thy 21wise men, O Tyrus, that were in thee, were thy 22pilots.
The ancients of 23Gebal and the wise men thereof were in thee thy 24calkers: all the ships of the sea with their mariners were in thee to occupy 25thy merchandise.
They of Persia and of 26Lud and of 27Phut were in thine army, thy 28men of war: they 29hanged the shield and helmet in thee; they 30set forth thy comeliness.
The men of Arvad with thine army were upon thy walls round about, and the 31Gammadims were in thy 32towers: they hanged their shields upon thy walls round about; they have made thy beauty perfect.
33Tarshish 34was thy merchant by reason of the multitude of 35all kind of riches; with silver, iron, tin, and lead, they 36traded in thy fairs.
37Javan, Tubal, and Meshech, they were thy 38merchants: they traded the 39persons of men and vessels of brass in thy market.
They of the 40house of 41Togarmah 42traded in thy fairs with horses and horsemen and mules.
43The men of 44Dedan were thy merchants; many isles were the merchandise of thine 45hand: they 46brought thee for a present horns of ivory and ebony.
47Syria was thy merchant by reason of the multitude of the 48wares of thy making: they occupied in thy fairs with emeralds, purple, and 49broidered work, and fine linen, and 50coral, and 51agate.
52Judah, and the land of Israel, they were thy merchants: they traded in thy market wheat of 53Minnith, and 54Pannag, and honey, and oil, and 55balm.
56Damascus was thy merchant 57in the multitude of the 58wares of thy making, for the multitude of 59all riches; in the wine of 60Helbon, and white wool.
61Dan also and 62Javan 63going 64to and fro occupied in thy fairs: bright iron, cassia, and calamus, were in thy market.
65Dedan was thy merchant in 66precious clothes for 67chariots.
68Arabia, and all the princes of 69Kedar, 70they occupied with thee in lambs, and rams, and goats: in these were they thy merchants.
The merchants of 71Sheba and Raamah, they were thy merchants: they occupied in thy fairs with 72chief of all spices, and with all precious stones, and gold.
73Haran, and 74Canneh, and 75Eden, the merchants of 76Sheba, 77Asshur, and 78Chilmad, were thy merchants.
These were thy merchants in 79all sorts of things, in 80blue clothes, and 81broidered work, and in 82chests of rich apparel, bound with cords, and made of 83cedar, 84among thy merchandise.
The 85ships of 86Tarshish did sing of thee 87in thy market: and thou wast 88replenished, and made very glorious in the 89midst of the seas.
¶Thy 90rowers have brought thee into 91great waters: the 92east windc hath broken thee in the midst of the seas.
Thyd riches, and thy fairs, thy merchandise, thy mariners, and thy pilots, thy calkers, and the occupiers of thy merchandise, and all thy men of war, that are in thee, and in all thy company which is in the midst of thee, shall fall into the midst of the seas in the day of thy ruin.
The 93suburbs shall shakee at the sound of the cry of thy pilots.
And all that handle the oar, the mariners, and all the pilots of the sea, shall come down from their ships, they shall stand upon the land;
And shall cause their voice to be heard against thee, and shall cry bitterly, and shall 94cast up 95dust upon their heads, they shall 96wallow themselves in the ashes:
And they shall make themselves 97utterly baldf for thee, and gird them with 98sackcloth, and they shall weep for thee with 99bitterness of heart and bitter wailing.
And 100in their wailing they shall take up a lamentation for thee, and lament over thee, saying, What city is like Tyrus, like the 101destroyed in the midst of the sea?
When thy wares went forth out of the seas, thou filledst many people; thou didst enrich the kings of the earth with the multitude of thy riches and of thy merchandise.
In the time when thou shalt be broken by the seas in the depths of the waters thy merchandise and all thy company in the midst of thee shall fall.
All the inhabitants of the 102isles shall be 103astonished at thee, and their kings shall be sore afraid, they shall be troubled in their 104countenance.
The merchants among the people shall hiss at 105thee; thou shalt be a 106terror,g and never shalt be any 107more.